Rey Diving is heading to Cartagena on February 2020 to escape the chilly winter and warm up with some scuba diving in the crystal blue waters of “Rosario Islands” -an overlooked gem of the Caribbean. Our package includes diving, lodging and beautiful sunsets!
Cartagena offers a real paradisiac environment! It is nearly surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, and small, coral stone protected beaches can be found only a few meters outside of the ancient Walled City.
There are more than 28 dive sites. They stand out for their huge diversity of hard and soft corals, sponges and reef inhabitants. You can also get in touch with other regional ecosystems such as internal lagoons, mangroves and marine grasses.
Cartagena/Islas del Rosario is the perfect combination for a scuba trip. While Rosario Islands provides a beautiful location for scuba diving where we will find various species of sponges, soft and hard corals, and numerous fish, such as blue angel fish, blue tang, snappers, and cow fish, among others, Cartagena provides with the atmosphere of a colonial city. Founded in 1533 by the Spanish Conquistadors, Cartagena is now a city of rich culture, beautiful architecture to admire while on a stroll, various entertainment spots, nightlife, and exquisite food to enjoy.
* 50% refund will be issued up to 45 days prior to the trip. There are no refunds if cancelled within 45 days of trip departure.
* It is possible to come back to Cartagena each day from Islas del Rosario, but since we are booking 3 nights (March 17-20) in Islas del Rosario, you will be responsible for your accommodations in Cartagena if you decide to come back any of those nights.
March 16: We normally meet you at the airport (CTG) upon your arrival in Cartagena, and from there we will show you the way to the hotel in Downton Cartagena. Once settled in the hotel you will have some time to relax and get ready to meet our scuba host, Andrés, who runs a successful scuba operation in Cartagena to make sure we have all equipment needed. By then it will be about dinner time, and we can head to one of the many great restaurants in town.
March 17: Fast boat departs from the downtown marina to Islas del Rosario at 8:00 am. You should have packed all your scuba equipment, and what you will need for the next 4 days in the islands. If you don’t want to pack it all, it is possible to leave somethings at the dive shop in Cartagena that you might not need in Rosario Islands. Arrival to the island is at about 9:00 am, we will settle in the hotel, and get ready for our first dive. Students taking the open water checkout dives will do open water dives 1 & 2, advanced students will make 2 recreational dives on this day.
We will be back before 3:00 pm and ready for lunch and relax on the island for the rest of the day.
March 18: Dive boat leaves after breakfast at about 9:00 am, we’ll complete open water dives 3 & 4 and certification. Advanced divers will make 2 more recreational dives.
March 19: Dive boat leaves after breakfast at about 9:00 am, open water certified divers will make 2 recreational dives, advanced students will commence the advanced diver course with two dives. Schedule and logistics permitting, advanced divers will male three dives on this day.
March 20: Dive boat leaves after breakfast at about 9:00 am, we’ll complete dives for advanced certification students, and open water divers will make two more recreational dives.
Both, training dives and recreational dives are always fun, and a good opportunity to cement the knowledge and scuba skills to become good divers.